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UNCW Baseball Recap for February 19th, 2014

• 2/14 - UNCW 5 VMI 3 - Corey Dick’s two-run single in the seventh lifted UNCW past visiting VMI in the second game of the Hughes Bros. Challenge on Friday at Brooks Field. The Seahawks captured their sixth straight season opener with the late-inning victory over the Keydets. It was the season opener for both teams. UNCW senior Ricky Holden (1-0) earned the win with two innings of hitless relief. VMI reliever Rian Ellis was saddled with the loss to fall to 0-1. VMI’s Brandon Angus held game-high honors with three hits as the Keydets outhit the Seahawks, 9-5.
Five different Seahawks accounted for all five hits. Neither starter figured in the decision despite solid outings. VMI righthander Reed Garrett allowed three unearned runs over five innings, while senior lefthander Mat Batts fanned nine and allowed three runs, two earned, over five innings.
• 2/15 - UNCW 4 UK 10 - Corey Dick had two hits and drove in three runs for UNCW, but Kentucky rode a seven-run fifth inning to a 10-4 win on Saturday at Brooks Field in the Hughes Bros. Challenge.
The Wildcats improved to 2-0 with the non-conference road win while the Seahawks evened their mark at 1-1. UK starter Chandler Shepherd (1-0) earned the win, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while fanning four over 5.2 innings. Freshman reliever Logan Salow struck out five in 2.1 innings in his collegiate debut.
UNCW junior starter Jordan Ramsey (0-1) was saddled with the loss, allowing 10 runs, only three were earned over 4.2 innings. Ka’ai Tom paced UK with three hits while A.J. Reed supplied the power with a three-run homer in the third and a RBI double in the fifth. Dick singled in the first UNCW run in a two-run sixth inning and added a bases-loaded single that scored two in the seventh.
• 2/16 - UNCE 2 #1 UVA 7 - Sophomore righthander Josh Sborz struck out four over six hitless innings and Derek Fisher had two hits and two runs batted in as top-ranked Virginia topped host UNCW, 7-2, on Sunday before a Brooks Field record crowd of 3,826, at the Hughes Bros. Challenge. The Cavaliers concluded the season-opening weekend with a 2-1 mark while the Seahawks were 1-2. Sborz (1-0) handcuffed the Seahawks, walking three and hitting one while needing just 82 pitches on the afternoon for the win. UNCW sophomore starter Evan Phillips (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, in 3.2 innings of work. Dillon Bass broke up UVA’s no-hit bid with a one-out single in the seventh inning off reliever David Rosenberger. Sophomore Joe Bertone broke up the shutout with his first career homer, a two-run shot, in the eighth inning. Matt Thaiss added two hits for the Cavaliers.